Date Bar Recipe

My family first experienced Date Bars when my dad brought the recipe home from a trip to Canada many years ago. I recently created my own date bar version by adding vanilla and dried cranberries. My hubs and Ridley loved the date bars’ gooey texture and rich flavor which pairs perfectly with a glass of milk.

date bars

Do you like dates? Or dislike dates? I know some people don’t care for dates, but this recipe isn’t super date-ish. I hope you will try it especially with Fall right around the corner. It’s just perfect!

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  1. Joy says

    I love your blog Myra… this is a beautiful pic of the squares. I follow your blog from Canada so this was neat to see :) I love dates too… my favorite way to eat them is to slice them open a bit and then stuff them with cream cheese. You can’t stop with just one!!! :)

  2. Ania says

    These look wonderful, but does anyone have any suggestions for how to lower the sugar in these? With so many dates and 1 cup of sugar I’m afraid that these would be way too sweet.

    • Myra Hope says

      You are more than welcome to cut the sugar! :) I use raw sugar that is much less “sweet” than white sugar. I didn’t get any “too sweet” feedback from all the people who test-tasted for me, but definitely go for less! :)

  3. Shawna says

    Hi Myra, I found your blog through pinterest and I couldn’t wait to try your cranberry date bars. Well I did, and love them! It is such a simple recipe but oh so delicious. I actually made them for a bake exchange and cooked them in mini muffin tins and then drizzled the tops with white chocolate. They were a big hit. So thank you for sharing, they will be a go to recipe for any event around here. :)
    Cheers, Shawna


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